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USPS is saving green by being green

With a large national presence and more than 33,000 facilities, the Postal Service takes steps daily to minimize its environmental impact. We learn more from USPS's Jennifer Beiro-Reveille.

Tags: USPS , greening of government , Jennifer Beiro-Reveille

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 10:08am EDT

GSA: green buildings key to lower emissions

Green is good, but a building also has to serve the people inside. GSA's Kevin Kampschroer explains.

Tags: Greening of Government: buildings , Green government , Kevin Kampschroer , GSA , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 09:31am EDT

USPS searches for break even point

How much mail would the USPS have to handle to turn a profit? We get an update about a recent study from Renee Sheehy, an economist with the Office of the Inspector General at the Postal Service

Tags: USPS , George Mason University , Renee Sheehy , OIG

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 10:31am EDT

GAO debuts a new e-report format

Beyond the usual findings and recommendations for improving federal operations, a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office is the first to offer a web-based E-Report format to help users navigate content more easily. GAO's David Powner explains.

Tags: transparency , reporting format , GAO , David Powner

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 09:31am EDT

Immigrant employment grows in the middle

A new study finds that employment growth for immigrants far outpaced native growth rates between 1990 and 2006 in the total economy. Author Randy Capps explains.

Tags: newsstand , DOL , Migration Policy Institute , Randy Capps

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 09:31am EDT

GPO discovers comics!

Squeaks Discovers Type! is the GPO's first comic book. We learn about it from creators Nick Crawford and Jim Cameron

Tags: GPO , newsstand , Squeaks Discovers Type! , comic book , Jim Cameron , Nick Crawford

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 09:31am EDT

DHS risk analysis is falling short

A new congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council, evaluates how DHS assesses potential national threats -- such as a terrorist attack, natural disaster, or pandemic -- to prioritize actions needed to reduce and mitigate such catastrophes. John Ahearne tells us about the findings.

Tags: DHS , threat assessment , John Ahearne , National Research Council

Monday - 09/20/2010, 10:32am EDT

Affordable Care expands coverage for the kids of feds

Word is spreading about who is, and isn't, covered under the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program now that President Obama has signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Ed Zurdorfer, a registered employee benefit consultant, explains how it works.

Tags: pay & benefits , Ed Zurndorfer , FEHBP , adult children coverage

Friday - 09/17/2010, 10:30am EDT

What the Constitution and beef jerky have in common

The Federal Drive has learned the Constitution of the United States might smell a lot like beef jerky. Kitty Nicholson, supervisory conservator with the National Archives, explains why.

Tags: newsstand , NARA , Constitution , Kitty Nicholson , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 09/17/2010, 10:13am EDT

OPM cybersecurity survey is in progress

HP to Buy Cyber Security Company, Adobe Flash under attack

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , OPM , cyber security , HP , Hewlett Packard , Adobe

Tuesday - 09/14/2010, 08:20am EDT
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